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(A social network is a website that allows people to form a community of friends online such as Facebook or Snapchat. They are also called social media.) Answer the questions below with Y for Yes, N for No, and N/A for Not Applicable in the left-hand space. In the right-hand space, poll at least ten of your classmates and record how many of them answered yes to each question. ________ 1. I spend more than seven hours a day using social media (using a computer, listening to an MP3 player, watching TV, texting, or playing electronic games). ______ ________ 2. I use social media mainly to stay in touch with my friends at school. _____ ________ 3. I would rather talk to my friends using social media than in person. ______ ________ 4. The people I’m friends with on my social networking site are mostly the same people I’m friends with face-to-face. _______ ________ 5. Using social media makes it harder for me to make friends face-to-face. _____ ________ 6. Electronic media helps me express who I really am. _______ ________ 7. I talk to my friends face-to-face on a daily basis. _______ ________ 8. I usually multitask when I’m using social media. ________ ________ 9. My parents think I spend too much time on social media. _________ ________ 10. I think I spend too much time on social media. _________
Using the data from your class responses to the survey, complete the following sentences. (Give one / get one) Based on the results of my survey, while about half of my classmates agreed that______, fewer than a third of my classmates reported that ____, and the majority of my classmates stated that _____. Looking at this data, I can conclude that in this class, the use of social media is _________ because ___________________. mostly appropriate a cause for concern out of control
Before you read the articles about social networking, consider the following questions (Think-Pair-Share-Write): 1. What do you think of when you hear the term “social networking?” I think about how I use my phone to _____ I think about websites like _____and how people use these websites to_____. 2. Define “friend” and give an example. Define “Facebook friend” and give an example. How are the two similar? How are they different? A friend is someone who______. A “Facebook friend” is someone who_____. They are similar because both______. A friend is different from a “Facebook friend” because__________.
Complete this table with these five words from the anchor text. WordDefinition Synonym Sentence w/context Picture DistraughtSo upset and worried that you cannot think clearly Very upsetWhen I didn’t come home, my parents were distraught. Insensitive Ominous Defamation Boundaries
WordDefinitionSynonymSentencePicture Complete this table with five words from the second text you’ve chosen.
EQ: Does your personality change when you go online? Why or why not? Consider this question while reading “Is Facebook Making You Mean?” When you are done, complete a Rhetorical Précis, analyzing the writer’s argument. Use the link below to download the document. As you read, highlight the following: Introduction main claim supporting details conclusion
Consider the same question when reading article #2 and complete this evidence framing template for that article.
Watch the video on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos below. Then, follow the directions on the next slide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpTb2Rjb Mn4
Complete these frames with examples from either of the two articles. ________ uses logos (facts, logic) when he /she includes / writes “______.” This logic is convincing / unconvincing because _____________. The article “Facebook May Be Making You Mean” uses pathos (emotion) when it refers to the story of the girl who posted mean things on her friend’s Facebook page and got in trouble. The emotion(s) it attempts to use is / are guilt, sadness, disappointment, anger, fear. An example of ethos (authority) from the article “_____” is the author’s reference to___________, who says that _______________________. This attempt to establish credibility succeeds / fails because _________.
A logical fallacy is an argument that is flawed in some way and doesn’t hold up when looked at closely. Here are eight examples of logical fallacies: Slippery Slope—asserts that one step in a particular direction will cause a downhill slide into disaster. Example: “If they start making the dress code more strict, pretty soon we’ll all have to wear uniforms.” Red Herring—an attempt to distract from the real issue by changing the subject. Example: “The teacher says I should do my homework, but I’m always hungry in that class.” Non Sequitur—means “it doesn’t follow” in Latin. It assumes a false connection between two things. Example: “She’s only popular at school because her parents have money.” Post Hoc—also known as the “false cause” fallacy. It assumes that just because one thing followed another, the first caused the second. Example: “Ever since you sat next to me, I’ve had a headache. It must be your fault.”
Bandwagon—asserts that because everyone else is doing it, so should you. Example: “All of my friends are failing that class, so it’s ok for me to fail it too.” Ad Hominem—attacks the arguer instead of the argument. Example: “That may be true, but you’re stupid.” False Authority—uses someone that may not really know that much about something to make an argument about it. Example: “Rapper Big D says you should buy a Dell computer.” Hasty Generalization—also called an overgeneralization, assumes something is true about most or all of a group because it is true of some. Example: “Most teenagers are lazy and rude.” Watch the video below for examples of how fallacies appear in commercials and other media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXLTQi7vVsI
Explain which fallacies we see in the commercials below and why they are examples of those fallacies. Dos Equis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4zfsy6rsMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4zfsy6rsM The fallacy is _________ because________. DirecTV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6m6tOeDHTMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6m6tOeDHTM The fallacy is _________ because________. McDonald’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__nHCNT8y8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__nHCNT8y8 The fallacy is _________ because________. Geico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDmUXWDROughttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDmUXWDROug The fallacy is _________ because________.
Consider the following statement and whether or not you agree with it: “We’ve reached a point of no return with social media outlets and the digital age. Facebook and Myspace offer entertainment value for the younger generation, but have little value for true social skills. In fact, social networking is creating what I call a “great divide” between the digital world and the real world—the one outside our computers—and, as a result, teenagers are losing touch with the real world.” -- from article “The Decline of Social Life” by Herb Wizenbrook, chief editor, Seattle Weekly News, December 15th, 2010 Research Prompt: Do social networking sites and apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram enhance a young person’s social life or serve as a substitute for a real social life? Compose an essay in which you develop your point of view on this topic. Support your position with arguments and examples drawn from your reading, studies, experience or observations. Minimum 2 pages (typed, double-spaced) Evidence from at least two sources required MLA format throughout, including Works Cited page
Consider the following before you write. Who is my audience? Who needs to be convinced that what I am arguing is true? (Parents? Social media users? Others?) What kinds of appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) should I use on this audience and how? How can I recognize and prevent myself from using logical fallacies?